Thanks a lot for your overwhelming support for my previous post – 10 Must Read Books Which Transformed into Movies In Last 4 Years, where I had given a list of 10 best books available in the e-commerce website Amazon, which later went on to become hollywood blockbusters. Just like the previous list, some of the movies in this list also were nominated to Oscars.
So, without further delay, let us check the list…
Lucas Ray is shocked when an adorable puppy jumps out of an abandoned building and into his arms. Though the apartment he shares with his mother, a disabled veteran, doesn’t allow dogs, Lucas can’t resist taking Bella home.
Bella is inexplicably drawn to Lucas, even if she doesn’t understand the necessity of games like No Barks. As it becomes more difficult to hide her from the neighbors, Lucas begins to sneak Bella into the VA where he works. There, Bella brings joy and comfort where it is needed most.
Movie Title: A Dog’s Way Home
Released On: 2019
Director: Charles Martin Smith
Rotten Tomatoes: 59%
“A Dog’s Way Home” movie, released on January 11, 2019 in US, to the mixed reviews from critics and grossed $80 million worldwide. Movie stars Ashley Judd, Jonah Hauer-King, Edward James Olmos and Bryce Dallas Howard as voice over to Bella (dog).
At just twelve years old, Artemis Fowl is a criminal genius. No Scheme is too dastardly, no plot too devious. And he’s just discovered that fairies are real. Poor fairies. But these are not the cuddly creatures of bedtime stories. They are armed. They are dangerous. And when Artemis captures Captain Holly short for her fairy gold, he messes with the wrong elf. Holly isn’t armed but she’s incredibly dangerous and annoyed with all the kidnapping. Artemis Fowl is about to find out that fairies fight back…
The film details the adventures of Artemis Fowl II, a 12-year-old Irish prodigy who teams up with his faithful servant, a dwarf, and a fairy in order to rescue his father, Artemis Fowl I, who has been kidnapped by another fairy looking to reclaim an item the Fowl family has stolen.
Andre Aciman’s Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents’ cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. Each is unprepared for the consequences of their attraction, when, during the restless summer weeks, unrelenting currents of obsession, fascination, and desire intensify their passion and test the charged ground between them. Recklessly, the two verge toward the one thing both fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy. It is an instant classic and one of the great love stories of our time.
Movie Title: Call Me By Your Name
Released On: 2017/2018
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Call Me By Your Name is romantic drama, released on Nov 24, 2017 in the US. Produced with a budget of $3.5 million, it grossed a worldwide collection of $41.9 million. The movie has a cast of Timothee Chalamat, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar and others.
When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country’s most eligible bachelor.
“Crazy Rich Asians”, directed by Jon M. Chu was released on August 7, 2018 at TCL Chinese theatre and on August 15, 2018 in the US. With a budget of $30 Million, the movie collected $238.5 Million worldwide. The star cast of this movie includes Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu and others.
It’s a book about two teens fall in love with just one minor complication – they can’t get within a few feet of each other without risking their lives. Can you love someone you can never touch Stella grant likes to be in control – even though her totally out of control lungs have sent her in and out of the hospital most of her life. At this point, what Stella needs to control most is keeping herself away from anyone or anything that might pass along an infection and jeopardize the possibility of a lung transplant. Six feet apart. No exceptions. The only thing will Newman wants to be in control of is getting out of this hospital.
Movie Title: Five Feet Apart
Released On: 2019
Director: Justin Baldoni
Rotten Tomatoes: 53%
“Five Feet Apart”, directed by Justin Baldoni, was released on March 15, 2019. A very low budget of $7 million, invested in this movie, made a collection of $91.5 million at box office. Haley Lu Richardson and Cole Sprouse were seen in the lead roles along with Moises Arias, Kimberley Hebert Gregory and Parminder Nagra.
When Henry McAllan moves his city-bred wife, Laura, to a cotton farm in the Mississippi Delta in 1946, she finds herself in a place both foreign and frightening. Henry’s love of rural life is not shared by Laura, who struggles to raise their two young children in an isolated shotgun shack under the eye of her hateful, racist father-in-law. When it rains, the waters rise up and swallow the bridge to town, stranding the family in a sea of mud.
“Mudbound” released on January 21, 2017 at Sundance International Film Festival and the film premiered on the streaming platform, Netflix, as well as began a one-week theatrical release on November 17, 2017 in the US, was directed by Dee Rees. At the 90th Academy Awards, the film earned four nominations for Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Song for Bilge, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Cinematography. Movie casts Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke, Jason Mitchell, Mary J. Bilge.
The first book in Deborah Ellis’s riveting Breadwinner series is an award-winning novel about loyalty, survival, families, and friendship under extraordinary circumstances during the Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan. Eleven-year-old Parvana lives with her family in one room of a bombed-out apartment building in Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital city. Parvana’s father — a history teacher until his school was bombed and his health destroyed — works from a blanket on the ground in the marketplace, reading letters for people who cannot read or write. One day, he is arrested for the crime of having a foreign education, and the family is left without someone who can earn money or even shop for food. As conditions for the family grow desperate, only one solution emerges. Forbidden to earn money as a girl, Parvana must transform herself into a boy, and become the breadwinner.
“The Breadwinner” directed by Nora Twomey, is a 2017 animated film created by an Irish animation studio called Cartoon Saloon and released on 17 November 2017. The film is currently streaming on Netflix. The film had its world premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival in September. The Breadwinner received a nomination for Best Animated Feature at the 90th Academy Awards.
The GoldFinch, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2014 is a story of Aged thirteen, Theo Decker, son of a devoted mother and a reckless, largely absent father, survives an accident that otherwise tears his life apart. Alone and rudderless in New York, he is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. He is tormented by an unbearable longing for his mother, and down the years clings to the thing that most reminds him of her: a small, strangely captivating painting that ultimately draws him into the criminal underworld. As he grows up, Theo learns to glide between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love – and his talisman, the painting, places him at the centre of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.
“The GoldFinch” directed by John Crowley, was premiered at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival and was theatrically released in the United States on September 13, 2019, by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film received generally negative reviews from critics and was a box-office bomb, with estimated losses for the studio as high as $50 million. The cast includes Ansel Elgort, Oakes Fegley, Aneurin Barnard, Finn Wolfhard and others.
Having captivated readers for more than seventy-five years and on its way to becoming a feature film this fall, The Story of Ferdinand is now available in board book for the first time. With unabridged text and sturdy pages, this edition is the perfect introduction to peace-loving, flower-sniffing, gentle giant Ferdinand the bull.
Ferdinand is a 2017 American computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film produced by Blue Sky Studios and distributed by 20th Century Fox. The film features features an ensemble voice cast that includes John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Bobby Cannavale, Peyton Manning, Anthony Anderson, David Tennant, Tim Nordquist, Lily Day, Juanes, Jerrod Carmichael, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Raúl Esparza, Gina Rodriguez, Daveed Diggs, Gabriel Iglesias, Flula Borg, Boris Kodjoe, and Sally Phillips. With a budget of $111 Million, the movie collected $296.1 Million worldwide.
Abdul Karim was 24 years old when he was dispatched from Agra to serve 68-year-old Queen Victoria as an attendant. The tall and handsome Indian Muslim didn’t speak a word of English, nor the Empress of India any Urdu. What followed was a relationship of such intimacy and tenderness that the British establishment tried their hardest to destroy all evidence of it. In Victoria and Abdul: The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant historian Shrabani Basu unearths a story that shows a new side to Victoria and places a young Indian at the heart of the Empire as her greatest influence.
Movie Title: Victoria and Abdul
Released On: 2017
Director: Stephen Frears
Rotten Tomatoes: 66%
Victoria and Abdul is a 2017 British biographical comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Frears and written by Lee Hall. It stars Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Michael Gambon, Eddie Izzard, Tim Pigott-Smith (in his final film role), and Adeel Akhtar. The film had its world premiere at the 74th Venice Film Festival, and was theatrically released on 15 September 2017 in the United Kingdom. It has grossed over $65 million worldwide.
Disclaimer: The above list is as obvious in the alphabetical order and are clearly my own opinion. If you think, I have missed out any of the best books in this list, please let me know in the comments below.